Two persistent misconceptions keep surfacing concerning the 'Huckabee vote' or '2008 Huckabee voter'. First misconception is that this voting block is identical to the 'social conservative' voting block. It is not and it has never been.
The '2008 Huckabee vote' was a vote for a defender of the Republican party principles who combined wit and style with real substance.
Second misconception is that the 'Huckabee voter' considers Ron Paul's views on foreign policy
"swinging from stupid to nonexistent"Those who claim this clearly were not following Mike Huckabee's campaign in 2008. It was mainstream press and Condoleezza Rice that attacked Mike Huckabee's foreign policy views as 'ludicrous' for his speech on "paths and priorities in the war on terror" in which Mike Huckabee said:
"Bush arrogant bunkermentality has been counterproductive both at home and abroad".Chuck Norris article on Huckabee not running:
"When I was on the campaign trail with Mike, he was connecting with not only the Republican base but also many liberal-leaning people. Mike had a great mix of African-American and Hispanic followers at his rallies, as well."Check out Chuck Norris on Ron Paul and foreign policy:
David Beasley chairman of the Center for Global Strategies, famous for removing the confederate flag from the SC statehouse:
“You see, the Confederate flag flying above the statehouse flies in a vacuum, ... The Klan can misuse it as a racist tool, as it has, and others can misuse it solely as a symbol for racism, as they have.”both underline ,as suzie Parker's explains, that
"Huckabee is the poster child for the emerging South."Those who try to claim the 'Huckabee vote' for some special interest or confine him to a social conservative reservation, have not followed his campaign, nor understood his speeches. And clearly don't understand how Mike Huckabee has moved the ball forward inside Evangelical America and inside the Republican party as a whole.